mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers that i have spent some coin on. It pours very dark with a nice colored head. Smells like hints of brandy, chocolate and slight fruity notes. Taste of chocolate with coffee notes, slight fruit, slight oak and brandy. Pretty strong brew so it was a sipper. Great beer.
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Vail. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, sweet, bourbon aroma and flavors. Pretty nice.
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque, light absorbing black with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, perfume and pine hops, dates and figs, prunes and licorice with vanilla, alcohol, and oak. Flavor is sweet dark malt, vanilla, brandy, oak, figs and dates, spicy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2, thanks! Pours opaque black with thick, tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, vanilla, prunes, raisins, alcohol spice, and oak. Flavor is roast malts forward with dark fruit esters, brandy, light earthy hop bitterness, light vanilla, and chocolate; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
ajax25g (61) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Travlr! Lots of raisin, fig, and chocolate on the nose. Taste is similar. Thankfully it’s not hot.
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vail, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro! Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Very roasty, burnt malty, chocolate, slightly boozy, mild dark fruity, kind of spicy aroma. Fairly strong boozy, grape/plum, caramel, slightly smoky, chocolate flavor. Pretty good.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer! Better than the past beer of the same name. Fudge, charred oak, vanilla, toasted wood, brandy..pretty smooth and tasty.
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours black with a transient tan head. Brandy burn aroma. And chocolate. Near full bodied. There’s lots of brandy and chocolate. Oak astringency. Very smooth burnt malt. Not much heat. Nice oak/brandy finish.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle and brandy aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with some treacle and brandy. Tasty.
drfabulous (3994) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle brought by Wes. Big black pour with tan head. Creamy and big chocolate/cocoa taste. Some light roast. Light touch of the brandy in the back of the finish. Very good.